Big Bash League Betting (2020/21)

In this Big Bash League betting guide, we will explore the teams that are favourite to win the Big Bash League (BBL), the League’s schedule and format, the squads that are taking part, the latest news, popular betting markets, tips and much more!

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Big Bash League Betting Odds

Team

To Win Outright

Betting Site

Melbourne Stars

4/1

10cric

Sydney Sixers

4/1

10cric

Adelaide Strikers

5/1

10bet

Perth Scorchers

11/2

10bet

Brisbane Heat

6/1

bet365

Hobart Hurricanes

7/1

bet365

Sydney Thunder

9/1

1xBet

Melbourne Renegades

12/1

1xBet

Big Bash League Betting Predictions, Tips and Strategies

Big Bash League Predictions

The Melbourne Stars and the Sydney Sixers are favourite to win the 2020/21 BBL at odds of 4/1, according to bookmakers. The Melbourne Stars boast players like Marcus Stoinis (the leading run-scorer of the 2019/20 BBL), Glenn Maxwell, Nick Larkin, Hilton Cartwright, Peter Handscomb, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Sandeep Lamichhane.

All of the above-mentioned players had a wonderful 2019/20 BBL and are likely to perform well in the BBL 2020/21, with the Melbourne Stars having a slight edge over the Sydney Sixers. Josh Philippe, James Vince, Moises Henriques, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis and Sean Abbott must give their all if the Sydney Sixers are to defend their title.

The Adelaide Strikers are another team who have a good chance of winning the title, at odds of 5/1. With players like Peter Siddle, Ashton Agar, Rashid Khan, Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald, Alex Carey and Phil Salt at their disposal, the Adelaide Strikers could emerge victorious.

While the Sydney Thunder are the underdogs of this year's BBL and are not rated highly by bookmakers at odds of 9/1, they have several fantastic players who could perform well in the 2020/21 edition. Daniel Sams (the leading wicket-taker of the 2019/20 BBL), Chris Morris, Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson and Alex Ross are brilliant players in their own right.

Big Bash League General Betting Tips and Strategies

Before placing a bet on the Big Bash League, you should go through past tournament statistics, head-to-head records, betting tips and predictions, team statistics, player statistics, the latest news, injury news and team and player form guides.

The BBL 2020/21 will take place over a period of more than 60 days, coinciding with India’s and New Zealand's tour of Australia. Several BBL players are set to take part in these two series, and their loss could impact the performance of their respective teams.

Given the length of the 2020/21 edition of the BBL, injuries are a possibility, and could have a telling impact on the performance of injury-prone players. Teams with great squad depth are likely to emerge on top.

The Melbourne Stars narrowly missed out on winning the 2019/20 BBL and will be hungry to avenge their loss, so it's a good idea to place a To Win Outright bet on them. As for placing a To Win the Match bet, we recommend the Sydney Sixers, the Sydney Thunder and, once again, the Melbourne Stars. 

You should place a Match Handicap bet on the Melbourne Stars and the Sydney Sixers.

The Melbourne Stars have several batsmen who can clear the rope with ease, which is why they're a great team for a Most Match Sixes bet.

Marcus Stoinis, Chris Lynn, Alex Hales, Chris Morris, Rashid Khan, Josh Philippe and Shaun Marsh are all superb candidates who you should consider for Player of the Match or a Player Performance bet.

Wondering who you should bet on for Top Team Batsman, Highest Individual Score or Score Most Sixes? Our money's on Marcus Stoinis, Alex Hales, Chris Lynn, Josh Philippe, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell and Jonathan Wells. Meanwhile, our top candidates for Top Team Bowler are Daniel Sams, Chris Morris, Rashid Khan, Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa.

If you want to watch the games live, you can live stream BBL matches on the SonyLIV website and app. Watching matches as they unfold will help you ride the momentum and place in-play bets accordingly.

We also suggest that before placing bets such as 1st Wicket Method, Batsman to Score a Fifty in the Match and Highest Opening Partnership, you should carefully study each opponent and playing conditions.

Popular Big Bash League Betting Markets

Here are some of the most popular Big Bash League 2020/21 betting markets:

Big Bash League Latest News

The BBL 2020/21 will run for over 60 days and will feature its earliest ever start, at over two weeks before the first ball of the 2019/20 BBL was bowled. How will this affect the rest of the season? Let's take a look:

India’s tour of Australia, 2020/21 will coincide with the start of the BBL 2020/21 (3rd December, 2020). This means that several Australian players will miss the start of the BBL season, including David Warner, Steven Smith and Pat Cummins. Players like Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Agar, Josh Philippe, Sean Abbott and Adam Zampa will not feature in the Test series, but could feature in the ODI series which starts on the 12th of January, 2021.

New Zealand’s 2021 tour of Australia commences on the 26th of January and could see some players from Australia and New Zealand miss the end of the BBL season. 

In other news, the BBL is also considering awarding a free hit for both no-balls and wides! While this rule has not been passed yet, it makes the margin of error for bowlers even smaller and adds even greater pressure on them.

Big Bash League – Schedule, Squads, Format, Points Table and More!

The Big Bash League 2020/21 will take place from the 3rd of December, 2020, to the 6th of February, 2021. 8 teams will give their all over a period of two months in the quest of lifting the BBL 2020/21 trophy.

Big Bash League Schedule

Here is the schedule for the 2020/21 Big Bash League:

Fixture

Match

Date

Time

Location

LS Match 1

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades

3rd December, 2020

08:15 GMT

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

LS Match 2

Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes

4th December, 2020

08:15 GMT

Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

LS Match 3

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder

5th December, 2020

08:15 GMT

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

LS Match 4

Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers

6th December, 2020

08:15 GMT

Perth Stadium, Perth

LS Match 5

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades

7th December, 2020

08:15 GMT

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

LS Match 6

Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers

8th December, 2020

08:15 GMT

Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney

LS Match 7

Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers

9th December, 2020

08:15 GMT

Carrara Oval, Queensland

LS Match 8

Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers

10th December, 2020

08:15 GMT

Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

LS Match 9

Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers

16th December, 2020

08:15 GMT

Aurora Stadium, Launceston

LS Match 10

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars

17th December, 2020

08:15 GMT

The Gabba, Brisbane

LS Match 11

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder

18th December, 2020

08:15 GMT

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

LS Match 12

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades

19th December, 2020

06:05 GMT

Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

LS Match 13

Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat

19th December, 2020

09:15 GMT

Perth Stadium, Perth

LS Match 14

Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers

20th December, 2020

03:15 GMT

Junction Oval, Melbourne

LS Match 15

Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes

20th December, 2020

08:15 GMT

Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney

LS Match 16

Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers

21st December, 2020

08:15 GMT

Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

LS Match 17

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers

22nd December, 2020

08:15 GMT

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

LS Match 18

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades

23rd December, 2020

08:15 GMT

The Gabba, Brisbane

LS Match 19

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars

24th December, 2020

03:45 GMT

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

LS Match 20

Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers

26th December, 2020

08:15 GMT

Perth Stadium, Perth

LS Match 21

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars

27th December, 2020

08:15 GMT

Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

LS Match 22

Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers

28th December, 2020

08:15 GMT

Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney

LS Match 23

Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat

29th December, 2020

08:15 GMT

Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

LS Match 24

Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers

30th December, 2020

08:15 GMT

Carrara Oval, Queensland

LS Match 25

Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes

31st December, 2020

08:15 GMT

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

LS Match 26

Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder

1st January, 2021

08:15 GMT

The Gabba, Brisbane

LS Match 27

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers

2nd January, 2021

06:05 GMT

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

LS Match 28

Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades

2nd January, 2021

09:15 GMT

Perth Stadium, Perth

LS Match 29

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars

3rd January, 2021

08:15 GMT

Manuka Oval, Canberra

LS Match 30

Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat

4th January, 2021

08:15 GMT

International Sports Stadium, Coffs Harbour

LS Match 31

Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder

5th January, 2021

08:15 GMT

Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

LS Match 32

Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes

6th January, 2021

08:15 GMT

Perth Stadium, Perth

LS Match 33

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers

7th January, 2021

07:15 GMT

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

LS Match 34

Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat

7th January, 2021

08:30 GMT

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

LS Match 35

Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes

8th January, 2021

08:15 GMT

Simonds Stadium, Geelong

LS Match 36

Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers

9th January, 2021

06:05 GMT

Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney

LS Match 37

Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers

9th January, 2021

09:15 GMT

The Gabba, Brisbane

LS Match 38

Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers

10th January, 2021

03:15 GMT

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

LS Match 39

Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades

10th January, 2021

08:15 GMT

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

LS Match 40

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers

11th January, 2021

08:15 GMT

Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

LS Match 41

Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat

13th January, 2021

08:15 GMT

Manuka Oval, Canberra

LS Match 42

Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars

14th January, 2021

08:15 GMT

Perth Stadium, Perth

LS Match 43

Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes

15th January, 2021

09:30 GMT

Carrara Oval, Queensland

LS Match 44

Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars

16th January, 2021

06:05 GMT

Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

LS Match 45

Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers

16th January, 2021

09:15 GMT

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

LS Match 46

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder

17th January, 2021

08:15 GMT

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

LS Match 47

Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat

18th January, 2021

08:15 GMT

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

LS Match 48

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers

19th January, 2021

08:15 GMT

Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

LS Match 49

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades

20th January, 2021

08:15 GMT

Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney

LS Match 50

Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat

21st January, 2021

08:15 GMT

Aurora Stadium, Launceston

LS Match 51

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars

22nd January, 2021

08:15 GMT

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

LS Match 52

Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers

23rd January, 2021

07:40 GMT

Simonds Stadium, Geelong

LS Match 53

Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder

23rd January, 2021

10:40 GMT

Perth Stadium, Perth

LS Match 54

Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes

24th January, 2021

08:15 GMT

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

LS Match 55

Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder

25th January, 2021

08:15 GMT

Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

LS Match 56

Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers

26th January, 2021

08:15 GMT

The Gabba, Brisbane

The Eliminator

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

The Qualifier

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

The Knock-Out

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

The Challenger

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

The Final

TBD

6th February, 2021

08:00 GMT

TBD

*LS – League Stage and TBD – To Be Decided.

Big Bash League Squads

The squads for the 2020/21 Big Bash League are yet to be announced, but we will keep you updated accordingly.

Big Bash League Format

The Big Bash League consists of 8 competing teams and is divided into two stages:  the league stage and the knockout stage. During the league stage, 56 matches will be contested, with each team playing two matches against each other.

The top 5 teams from the league stage will qualify for the knockout stage. The fourth and fifth placed teams will compete in The Eliminator, with the winner facing the third-placed team from the league stage in The Knock-Out.

The first- and second-placed teams from the league stage will compete in The Qualifier. The winner of The Knock-Out will face the loser of The Qualifier in The Challenger, and the winner of The Challenger will face the winner of The Qualifier in The Final.

Big Bash League Points Table

Here is how the Big Bash League 2020/21 stands at the time of writing:

Team

Played

Won

Lost

NR

Points

NRR

Melbourne Stars

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sydney Sixers

0

0

0

0

0

0

Adelaide Strikers

0

0

0

0

0

0

Perth Scorchers

0

0

0

0

0

0

Brisbane Heat

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hobart Hurricanes

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sydney Thunder

0

0

0

0

0

0

Melbourne Renegades

0

0

0

0

0

0

*NR – No Result and NRR – Net Run Rate.

Players to Look Out For

Here are a few players who could impress in the 2020/21 BBL:

Marcus Stoinis

Marcus Stoinis is at his very best when he is batting at the top of the order. He usually takes time to settle in, after which he unleashes his wide array of shots and creates havoc.

Stoinis has never got the opportunity to make his mark in his preferred position, although he was absolutely immense in the 2019/20 BBL as he scored a mammoth 709 runs – the most runs scored by a player in a single edition of the BBL. He must perform well in the BBL 2020/21 if Melbourne Stars are to harbour any hopes of winning the title.

Shaun Marsh

Despite several opportunities to play for the Australian cricket team over the years, Shaun Marsh has not been able cement his position in the side. As one of the most talented batsmen in Australia, his batting oozes class and elegance.

Marsh had a fantastic 2019/20 BBL, scoring 449 runs in 12 appearances for the Melbourne Renegades. Although, the Melbourne Renegades are the bookies' least favourite to win the league, Marsh could prove all doubters wrong if he continues to perform in the same manner.

Alex Hales

Alex Hales is an explosive batsman at the top of the order who has, however, fallen out of favour with the England cricket team selectors. Nevertheless, Hales scored 576 runs for Sydney Thunder in the 2019/20 BBL and is a vital component of their batting line-up.

The Sydney Thunder will rely on his batting prowess in the 2020/21 BBL.

Chris Morris

Chris Morris is an important player for the Sydney Thunder, being one of the best all-rounders in the shortest form of the game. Morris picked up 22 wickets in the BBL 2019/20 and scored 112 runs.

If Morris performs better with the bat in hand and continues to pick up wickets, the Sydney Thunder could have an excellent BBL 2020/21.

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan is one of the Adelaide Strikers’ most important players. Not only is he an excellent spin bowler with many tricks up his sleeve, but he is also a clean hitter of the cricket ball and can score valuable runs as a lower-order batsman.

Khan enjoyed a good BBL 2019/20 as he picked up 19 wickets and scored 124 runs. If he is promoted up the order, Khan could have more of an impact with the bat in hand. If he performs at his best, the Adelaide Strikers could be in for an interesting 2020/21 BBL.

History of the Big Bash League

Sponsored by KFC since its inception, the Big Bash League was founded by Cricket Australia in 2011, replacing the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash in the process. 8 city-based franchises participate in the Big Bash League, whereas only 6 state teams took part in the now defunct KFC Twenty20 Big Bash. 

In all, 6 teams have won the Big Bash League: the Perth Scorchers, the Sydney Sixers, the Melbourne Renegades, the Adelaide Strikers, the Sydney Thunder and the Brisbane Heat. The Melbourne Stars and the Hobart Hurricanes are the only two teams to have never won the Big Bash League, at the time of writing this article.

Big Bash League Past Winners

Here are the past winners of the Big Bash League:

Season

Winner

Runner-Up

2019/20

Sydney Sixers

Melbourne Stars

2018/19

Melbourne Renegades

Melbourne Stars

2017/18

Adelaide Strikers

Hobart Hurricanes

2016/17

Perth Scorchers

Sydney Sixers

2015/16

Sydney Thunder

Melbourne Stars

2014/15

Perth Scorchers

Sydney Sixers

2013/14

Perth Scorchers

Hobart Hurricanes

2012/13

Brisbane Heat

Perth Scorchers

2011/12

Sydney Sixers

Perth Scorchers

Best Matches in Big Bash League History

Here are some of the most popular matches in BBL history:

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers, 12th January, 2020

Marcus Stoinis hit the highest individual score in BBL history, with the Sydney Sixers winning the toss and elected to field first. Openers Stoinis and Hilton Cartwright put on 207 for the first wicket, smashing Sydney Sixers’ bowling line-up to all parts of the park. Stoinis scored a magnificent 147 off just 79 balls.

With a target of 220 set for victory, Sydney Sixers never got going, finishing their innings at 175 for the loss of 7 wickets and losing by 44 runs. Clint Hinchliffe picked up 3 wickets for 20 runs in his quota of 4 overs and was the pick of the bowlers. 

Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers, 12th December, 2012

This match will always be remembered for Lasith Malinga’s bowling magnificence. The Melbourne Stars won the toss and elected to field first, while Malinga tore through the Perth Scorchers’ batting line-up, picking 6 wickets for just 7 runs in his quota of 4 overs – the best individual bowling figures in BBL history.

Perth Scorchers were dismissed for a paltry 69, and the Melbourne Stars won the match on a canter by 10 wickets. Malinga was, unsurprisingly, judged the man of the match.

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades, 12th January, 2017

The record for the highest team total in BBL history was broken twice during this match. The Hobart Hurricanes won the toss and elected to field first, with the Melbourne Renegades setting the Hobart Hurricanes a target of 223 for victory.

In doing so, the Melbourne Renegades broke the record for the highest team total in BBL history (the previous record belonged to Hobart Hurricanes – 210/7 against Brisbane Heat on the 28th of December, 2013).

Captain Aaron Finch top-scored with a mesmerising 63 off 40 deliveries. In reply, Hobart Hurricanes lost 2 quick wickets for just 19 runs in 2.2 overs. Ben McDermott took control of proceedings as he smashed a scintillating knock of 114 runs off just 52 balls.

Hobart Hurricanes won the match off the last ball of the innings and reclaimed their record of the highest team score in BBL history (223).

Big Bash League Key Stats

Here are some of the most interesting statistics from the history of the Big Bash League:

  • The Perth Scorchers have won the most titles with 5 in total, and have appeared in the most finals (5 in all). They are also the only team to have defended their title successfully, from 2013/14 to 2014/15.
  • The Perth Scorchers and the Sydney Sixers are the only two teams to have won multiple titles – the Perth Scorchers have won 3 titles, while the Sydney Sixers have won 2.
  • The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) in Perth has hosted 4 BBL finals at its stadium – the highest number to date.
  • A match between the Melbourne Stars and the Melbourne Renegades on the 2nd of January, 2016, saw a record crowd of 80,883 at the MCG, Melbourne, Victoria.
  • In terms of average crowd per match, the Big Bash League is among the top 10 most attended sports leagues in the world.
  • Chris Lynn has scored the most runs at 2,332.
  • Ben Laughlin has taken the most wickets – 110 in all.
  • Chris Lynn has hit the most sixes – a total of 146.
  • Glenn Maxwell has taken the most catches – 50.
  • D’Arcy Short has the best batting average at a figure of 46.42.
  • In a match against the Sydney Sixers on the 12th of January, 2020, Marcus Stoinis of the Melbourne Stars scored the highest individual score in BBL history – 147 off 79 balls.
  • In a match against the Perth Scorchers on the 12th of December, 2012, Lasith Malinga of the Melbourne Stars took 6 wickets for 7 runs – the best individual bowling figures in the history of the BBL.
  • The Hobart Hurricanes scored the highest team total in the history of the BBL against the Melbourne Renegades on the 12th of January, 2017 – 223-8 in their quota of 20 overs.

Big Bash League Betting FAQs

When will the Big Bash League 2020/21 take place?

The BBL 2020/21 will take place from the 3rd of December, 2020, to the 6th of February, 2021.

How many teams will compete in the Big Bash League 2020/21?

8 teams will compete in the BBL 2020/21.

Who are favourite to win the 2020/21 Big Bash League?

The Melbourne Stars and the Sydney Sixers are favourite to win the 2020/21 BBL at odds of 4/1.

Where can I watch Big Bash League matches?

You can live stream BBL matches on the SonyLIV website and app.

What are the best betting sites for Big Bash League betting?

Unibet, LeoVegas, William Hill, Royal Panda and BetVictor are the best betting sites for Big Bash League betting.

CricketBettingAdvice Final Words

The Big Bash League has unearthed several superstars over the years and is among the most popular T20 leagues in world cricket. The 2020/21 edition of the BBL could prove to be the most exciting yet.

There were five different winners in the past five editions of the BBL. Can the Sydney Sixers win a record-equalling third BBL title? Can the Melbourne Stars or the Hobart Hurricanes win their first-ever BBL crown? Can the Perth Scorchers extend their title-winning record and bag a fourth title? May the best team win!

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